Post # 1
Hi ladies – I need a dose of practical advice.
I ordered some tablecloths in a color that I thought would work well as an accent in our reception location. I’ve been negligent in opening the box, which sat at my mother’s house for a few days longer than I intended. When I opened them today, low and behold, the color wasn’t really at all the muted pink I thought it would be – I deem it “fugly pink.” I had been worried that this would be the case since I was ordering online and never entirely trust my browser colors – alas!
Since I let them sit those few extra days, I’ve gotten outside the window of time to return them. They cost about $60 total. Should I suck it up and deal with fugly pink or should I order another set? The pros of keepin’ it fugly – I save $60 and some trouble, I don’t have an extra 8 tablecloths to figure out what to do with afterward. The pros of getting a different set – prettiness?
What would you do?
Post # 3
I’d buy a new set and try to sell the old ones.
Your fugly will certainly be somebody elses fabulous. Or they’ll make the same mistake that you did but then it won’t be your problem anymore 😀
Post # 4
I agree with the PP, but you can always try to contact the company and see if they would return them, maybe for an exchange?
and if you’re feeling adventurous, you could try RIT’s dye remover to make it more of a paler pink?
Post # 5
Only you can decide if you can work with the color. Other than the suggestions above, you could try a sheer overlay.
Post # 6
Could you post a pic? Honestly if you think they are Fugly… order new and sell the old as Kala Way said. Has your wedding already happened? I am confused with your date?
Post # 7
You’re heart already isn’t in it with these ones. You’re going to feel the same way about them years later knowing you really wanted to change them, so I woudl say just do it!
Post # 8
Thanks ladies – just to be sure (and to assuage the penny-pinching voice in the back of my head), I’m going to take one of them by our venue and see how it looks in their lighting, since my super-bright bedroom lights are very different from the low lights there. I might be able to save them yet – at least it’s worth a try, and then I’ll know for sure 😀
Post # 9
@BlueRidgeMere: Good idea! It’s amazing how much light affects color.
Post # 10
what about going to the fabric store and getting a sheer ivory, gold or some other light color and laying it over top of the “fugly” pink ones? that might help mute the color down and be less of a distraction…
plus remember that it will not be as light as it likely is in your house now. receptions (typically) are pretty dim so the color may not read as fugly in less light.